Swedish Melllby Gård AB is a major shareholder in education company AcadeMedia. On Wednesday, its CEO Johan Andersson accused the government of hostility to free enterprise and called into question the profit cap on private schools.
In Dagens Nyheter today, Upper Secondary Minister Anna Ekström bites back, describing the private companies in the education sector as “tone deaf”. Underlining the fact that free schools have been entrusted with the task of teaching, she says many voters believe the gains made by these companies should go towards education rather than profit. “The whole idea of school vouchers is that we use tax-payer funds for … education.”
The minister dismisses Andersson’s accusation of hostility, saying the government has done a great deal to promote exports and has in fact pursued policies designed to promote enterprise.
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